these homeowners work out what they can afford to pay, with the help of non-profit advisers. then they head across the room and meet directly with their banks. this is the 22nd event they've organized in the past two years. the second time here in l.a. >> it's just as big as a year ago. maybe even bigger. >> reporter: i thought the recession was over? >> only the people in washington think that. but people on the ground, we know that the recession is still here, just as bad, and some ways getting worse. >> reporter: it's important to underscore, in is a non-profit organization, not the federal government at work here, and the people here are critical of the obama administration's efforts on the foreclosure front. in fact, out of every one person that the federal program kept out of foreclosure last year, another ten families lost their homes. and the people here say, just look around you, we've got a lot of work to do. >> such a wrenching sign of the times behind you there, david, thank you for the reporting tonight. and, on the weather.